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SmartMobile™ v SCRAM®

Both SCRAM Continuous Alcohol Monitoring and SmartMobile use the very latest real-time technology to accurately measure and report alcohol consumption.

Both eliminate the need for client attendance at testing centres and both help encourage client compliance.

However, there will be cases where one testing system is more appropriate than the other, depending on the individual circumstances of the client.

Here we provide a simple summary of both systems to help you determine the most suitable approach for any given case, but of course we are always available to talk you through the options in more detail.

Just call us on 0333 600 300 or email testing@alphabiolabs.com

SCRAM SmartMobile
How does it detect alcohol? SCRAM uses a non-invasive, transdermal method of alcohol detection (through the skin). It is worn on the ankle, and tests for alcohol every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. SmartMobile provides a real-time reading of a participant’s breath alcohol content (BAC) every time they blow into the removable mouthpiece.
When does it detect alcohol? The SCRAM bracelet is worn on the ankle and monitors alcohol consumption 24/7 for as long as it is worn. The SmartMobile device offers scheduled, random and on-demand testing options, providing snapshot measurements of alcohol consumption based on the testing windows chosen.
How discreet is it? The SCRAM bracelet is worn on the ankle. It can easily be covered up by loose clothing. The SmartMobile device can be carried discreetly in a bag when not in use.
How are results reported? SCRAM testing data is transferred to a separate base station inside the client’s premises. The base station communicates
directly with the online monitoring system, from which data can be anlaysed and reports issued.
The SmartMobile device uploads the test data after each test is completed to the online portal, from which reports can be downloaded.
What anti-tamper features are available? The SCRAM bracelet uses industry-leading technology to register a tamper attempt if the wearer blocks contact between the bracelet and their skin. It will also register a tamper if the participant attempts to remove the device. The SmartMobile device features a built-in facial detection camera. This means that participants can’t ask someone else to take the test on their behalf. Any attempt to do this will be clearly visible in the online portal.
How does it detect alcohol?
SCRAM SmartMobile
SCRAM uses a non-invasive, transdermal method of alcohol detection (through the skin). It is worn on the ankle, and tests for alcohol every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. SmartMobile provides a real-time reading of a participant’s breath alcohol content (BAC) every time they blow into the removable mouthpiece.
When does it detect alcohol?
SCRAM SmartMobile
The SCRAM bracelet is worn on the ankle and monitors alcohol consumption 24/7 for as long as it is worn. The SmartMobile device offers scheduled, random and on-demand testing options, providing snapshot measurements of alcohol consumption based on the testing windows chosen.
How discreet is it?
SCRAM SmartMobile
The SCRAM bracelet is worn on the ankle. It can easily be covered up by loose clothing. The SmartMobile device can be carried discreetly in a bag when not in use.
How are results reported?
SCRAM SmartMobile
SCRAM testing data is transferred to a separate base station inside the client’s premises. The base station communicates directly with the online monitoring system, from which data can be anlaysed and reports issued. The SmartMobile device uploads the test data after each test is completed to the online portal, from which reports can be downloaded.
What anti-tamper features are available?
SCRAM SmartMobile
The SCRAM bracelet uses industry-leading technology to register a tamper attempt if the wearer blocks contact between the bracelet and their skin. It will also register a tamper if the participant attempts to remove the device. The SmartMobile device features a built-in facial detection camera. This means that participants can’t ask someone else to take the test on their behalf. Any attempt to do this will be clearly visible in the online portal.

When might SCRAM be the preferred choice?

In situations where a participant’s alcohol consumption needs to be monitored 24/7, SCRAM is a great option. SCRAM can also be useful for changing the behaviour of vulnerable and higher-risk, alcohol-dependent clients.

As the device monitors constantly for as long as the bracelet is worn, it does not require active participation from the client.

And because the bracelet is securely fitted to the ankle for the duration of the testing period, the client won’t have to remember to take it with them wherever they go.

It is suitable for clients with more chaotic lifestyles.

When might SmartMobile be the preferred choice?

SmartMobile is an ideal choice for lower-risk alcohol users.

It’s particularly suitable for clients who have joint custody of their children, or only require alcohol monitoring during the times when the children are in their care.

As the SmartMobile system requires active participation, it places more accountability on the client and is therefore more suitable for clients with less chaotic lifestyles.

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